Epidemics

The opioid-addiction epidemic costs $200 billion a year. These 5 digital health startups are trying to expand access to treatments and halt the crisis

The opioid-addiction epidemic costs $200 billion a year. These 5 digital health startups are trying to expand access to treatments and halt the crisis

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider

To curb the opioid-addiction epidemic, startups have been jumping on the opportunity to provide greater access to different types of treatment. The startups are focused on...
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Opioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms

12 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

CLEVELAND - With a trial looming, major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid...
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Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trial

17 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

CLEVELAND - Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic were intensifying Wednesday, just days ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in...
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Vaping epidemic ignites Congressional calls for regulation, funds

19 hours ago   |   Times Union

House lawmakers took several steps Wednesday to compel more federal regulation and research to fight a national epidemic of vaping-related illnesses that has caused 26 deaths...
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Opioid distributors soar after reportedly offering $18 billion to settle a swath of drug crisis lawsuits

Opioid distributors soar after reportedly offering $18 billion to settle a swath of drug crisis lawsuits

1 day ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen , Cardinal Health , and McKesson all soared in early Wednesday trading after The Wall Street Journal reported the three firms are eyeing a...
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Nassau DA Singas, challenger McQuade, square off in Sands Point debate

1 day ago   |   Newsday

At Nassau County district attorney debate, incumbent and challenger say they would prosecute gangs aggressively and keep up the fight to end the opioid epidemic.
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3 Major Drug Distributors Reportedly Negotiating $18B Opioid Settlement

3 Major Drug Distributors Reportedly Negotiating $18B Opioid Settlement

1 day ago   |   NPR   |   2 articles

A new study estimates that the opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. economy about $631 billion due to health care costs and the unrealized lifetime earnings of people who died of...
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3 Major Drug Distributors Reportedly Negotiating $18B Opioid Settlement

3 Major Drug Distributors Reportedly Negotiating $18B Opioid Settlement

1 day ago   |   NPR   |   2 articles

A new study estimates that the opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. economy about $631 billion due to health care costs and the unrealized lifetime earnings of people who died of...
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A Young Man Nearly Lost His Life to Vaping

1 day ago   |   NY Times

He thought vaping THC would be safer than smoking marijuana, but the fumes shut down his lungs.
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Research shows dramatic increase in teen vaping

Research shows dramatic increase in teen vaping

2 days ago   |   KCCI

New research from the University of Iowa shows a startling trend in the growing vaping epidemic.
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Florida students might have Bible, religion based classes in public schools

Florida students might have Bible, religion based classes in public schools

Currently, Florida schools have the option to offer classes regarding religion and the Bible but are not required to do so. Read more ...

Report: 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals

Report: 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals

PARENT ALERT: Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new report. Read more ...

Father of boy killed in Sandy Hook massacre wins defamation suit

Father of boy killed in Sandy Hook massacre wins defamation suit

Leonard Pozner, whose son 6-year-old Noah was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, was awarded $450,000 in damages by a Wisconsin jury from a defamation lawsuit filed in... Read more ...

'Please bring this to a safe end': Alabama police plead for return of...

'Please bring this to a safe end': Alabama police plead for return of kidnapped 3-year-old Kamille McKinney

The Birmingham Police Department again asked for the public's help in finding 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, who was kidnapped on Oct. 12. Read more ...

Elijah Cummings dead at 68

Elijah Cummings dead at 68

The Democrat was chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is among three panels leading an impeachment inquiry into Trump. Read more ...

Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says

Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland appeared before the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. His opening statement was... Read more ...

Bradley Beal gets 2-year extension with Wizards

Bradley Beal gets 2-year extension with Wizards

Beal, an All-Star in 2018 and 2019, averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 82 games for the Wizards last season. Read more ...

READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, emerging as a key figure in the House's impeachment inquiry, is speaking with committees behind closed doors on Thursday. (Image... Read more ...

This Day in History: 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hits California

This Day in History: 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hits California

On this day in 1989, the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 63 people, injuring more than 3,700 and causing more than $6 billion in... Read more ...

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: David Johnson, Saquon Barkley, Devin...

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: David Johnson, Saquon Barkley, Devin Singletary shake up Week 7 start 'em, sit 'em calls

Saquon Barkley and Devin Singletary should make their returns from injuries in Week 7, while David Johnson's status is in doubt near the top of our RB rankings. Get the latest... Read more ...